Zee Entertainment Enterprises

Zee buys nets as Reliance exits general ents TV

Zee Entertainment Enterprises has acquired a pair of channels from Indian compatriot Reliance Capital, confirming the latter’s exit from general entertainment broadcasting. The agreement hands Indian broadcaster Zee the Big Magic and Big Ganga networks, plus hour other TV licences. Big Magic is a comedy channel for the Hindi-speaking markets, while Big Ganga is a […]

Zee offers ‘Bollywood Theatre’ screenings

Indian media giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises will showcase its new formats to buyers at screening sessions at a ‘Zee Bollywood Preview Theatre’ on its stand. Acquisitions execs will be offered six new or current formats comprising reality talent show Dance India Dance, gameshow Moksha, scripted shorts format Phantasmagoria, crime series The Eclipse Harvest and comedy […]

ZEE expands US presence with Dish deal

Indian media giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises has expanded its reach in the US through a “landmark” deal with pay TV service Dish. The agreement sees ZEE, which is currently making a concerted international push having hired several new executives, launching 27 new channels on the linear Dish platform and its OTT service, Sling TV, including […]

Ex-Zodiak, MEG exec joins Zee TV

Former Zodiak and MEG exec Sarah Coursey has joined the sales arm of Indian broadcast group Zee TV. Coursey (pictured) will regional head of syndication for North America, Latin America and Canada at Zee Entertainment Enterprises, focusing on format sales and acquisitions. Zee has been increasingly focused on international expansion over the past 12 months, […]

So You Think You Can Dance auditions in India

An Indian general entertainment channel is set to launch a local version of talent format So You Think You Can Dance. &TV, which broadcasts in Hindi, has commissioned Endemol Shine India to produce the show, which debuted locally this week on April 24. It will then play each Saturday and Sunday in an 8.30pm slot […]

Zee TV plans first German channel launch

India’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. has announced plans to launch a female-focused free-to-air TV channel in Germany by mid-2016 – its first move into the German market. The 24-hour network will air Bollywood films and Indian TV series, will target women aged 19 to 59, and be available on satellite and cable platforms, according to […]

Cohan, Perezagua join Spanish MCN board

Spanish-language MCN 2btube has named former Fox Europe and Africa president Jesus Perezagua and A+E Networks international vice-president Sean Cohan (pictured) as board members. Zee Entertainment Enterprises managing director Punit Goenka has also joined the board. Perezagua is currently based in Tokyo, advising Fox International Channels Asia, having left FIC just over a year ago. […]

News brief: Zee explores Who’s Asking?

Indian broadaster Zee has licensed a local version of Israeli studio gameshow Who’s Asking? from Armoza Formats. The show will go out on Zee Entertainment Enterprises’ Hindi general entertainment channel &TV in a 9pm slot from March 2, with Bollywood star Shah Ruhk Khan hosting. It’ll be known locally as India Poochega – Sabse Shaana […]

Zee plans Europe launch for Veria Living

Indian media giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises, the owner of Zee TV, is planning to launch its US-based lifestyle channel Veria Living TV in Europe for the first time next year. Speaking to TBI’s sister publication DTVE last week, Indian media mogul Subhash Chandra, the chairman of Essel Group and Zee Entertainment Enterprises, said that Zee […]

Indian sellers look to edge out Turks in CEE

Indian family telenovelas are primed to replace the Turkish dramas as the in-vogue imported scripted product in Central and Eastern Europe, according to sources at India’s key broadcasters. A delegation of Indian distributors from the likes of Viacom18, Zee Entertainment and Star India attended the NATPE Budapest market last week in a bid to drum […]